As I was writing this, I remembered a conversation my big brother had with my mother. He had been dating a young lady for a while and asked my mother what she thought of the two of them getting married.
My mother, without missing a beat responded, “Oh dear lord, neither of you could help each other.”
The response elicited laughter from the rest of us, because it was totally out of character, but so brutally honest. Sometimes, savage honesty saves us from a lifetime of heartache. The following poem is called Fatherly Advice.
Rudderless, and spineless
For a man without conviction
life is pointless.
He’s gullible, unanswerable.
Fallacies are his dreams, he’s lamentable.
All his words are farcical,
He cannot commit to anything, he’s whimsical.
His morality lacks a compass,
And he’s the epitome of the capricious.
Such a man always falters,
He will forever be a lamb to the slaughter.
Can’t man-up so he places his head in the sand,
You cannot build a life with such a man.
Some parents can be awfully, and devastatingly frank. All she asked was “What do you think of my new boyfriend daddy?”
Happy Sunday Guys
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